With nicknames like Old Man of the Woods and Poison Pie, our featured superfood sounds more like the start of a Halloween horror flick than a natural food staple. And, with October just around the corner, what better time to learn a little more about these seemingly suspect superfoods? There are 250 edible types of mushrooms out there (surprising, right?) and their earthy, savory flavor and powerful punch of nutrients will help you overcome any fear you have of these fungi.
From nutrition to science, here are some fun, fungi facts that will likely endear you to mushrooms even more.
So, whether you love or loathe them, you can’t deny these little superfoods are quite impressive! Be sure to share these fun, fungi facts using the icons below and don’t forget to top your next Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes salad with a scoop of mushrooms. Which fact surprised you most?